Living through lockdown: don't stop working and learning

Lockdown has not been easy, to say the least, but there are positives to take away around people’s reactions – especially those of young people. Eurodesk UK Partner IARS invited Taran to share his experience as a 17 year-old coping with lockdown in London.

IARS mission is to empower young people to speak out on issues they care about. They support the 99% Campaign, a youth-led initiative and digital participation programme aiming to make society more inclusive, fair and responsive to young people’s views and realities. 

Covid-19: studying from home

Skye is from Hackney, London. Passionate about activism for equality and the importance of a youth voice in politics, she is studying history and politics at Oxford University. Here she reflects on striving to be productive and the importance of mental health while in lockdown and under pressure from work or studies.

Hannah’s handy isolation tips

Hannah, a student from Edinburgh, is amongst millions of people around the world trying to make sense of the ‘new normal’, adapting their daily routine to the enforced stay-at-home life in the Covid-19 outbreak. She has found ways to make the most of it and stay positive – here are some useful tips from her.


For Mădălin an international study exchange with Erasmus+ meant making a positive difference to other students' lives, and gaining new skills and friends along the way.

Having moved from Romania to study International Business at Loughborough University, Mădălin already knew the benefits international education could offer. He jumped at the opportunity to study abroad as part of his degree - spending five months in Angers, France, at the ESSCA School of Management.

A Greek in Brno - a story of the Erasmus+ generation

Listen up: this international exchange student has something important to say about shared values.

Orestis is a recent Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate from Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. How is he different from any other young person? Well, having completed a study exchange in Brno, Czech Republic, he captured the very essence of the Erasmus+ programme in his short video, showing us what it is all about.